The Fugitive (1963–1967)
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Man in a Chariot 

An elderly law professor claims he could get Kimble off with a new trial, and has his students set up a mocked, televised trial to try and prove it.


Robert Butler


George Eckstein, Roy Huggins (created by)




Episode cast overview:
David Janssen ... Dr. Richard Kimble
Kathleen Maguire ... Nancy Gilman
Robert Drivas ... Lee Gould
Ed Begley ... Professor G. Stanley Lazer
Barry Morse ... Lt. Philip Gerard (credit only)
Gene Lyons ... Art McNeil
Dort Clark ... Sgt. Pulaski
Walter Brooke ... Moderator
Harold Gould ... Eller - Interviewer
Stewart Moss ... Judge Tyler
Peter Duryea ... Paul Mitchell
Ed Madden Ed Madden ... Dr. Gary (as Edward Madden)


An embittered law school professor brags that he can get Kimble off, so the fugitive takes him up on it. The elderly professor has his students act out a mock re-trial to test his defense strategy, but not only is Dr.Kimble's fate at stake, so is the disabled teacher's reputation and the self-respect of his most brilliant student whose idolatry of his hero crumbles as the arrogant ex-attorney slaps his heavy hand on the scales of justice. Watching closely for Kimble to show himself are a suspicious reporter and the local police. Written by David Stevens

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Robert Drivas played the part of Lee Gould while the minor part of Eller, the TV interviewer, was played by Harold Gould. See more »


Nancy Gilman: I've been waiting to talk to you.
Dr. Richard Kimble: [Starts to walk by her] Good morning. I'm late.
Nancy Gilman: Dr. Kimble!
Dr. Richard Kimble: You mind using "Hey you" or "Fella" from now on?
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3 November 2006 | by ynot-16See all my reviews

Kimble sees law professor G. Stanley Lazer (played by actor Ed Begley) on television declaring that he could have gotten various people off, including Richard Kimble. Kimble travels to the university to see if Prof. Lazer can help him. Lazer agrees and reads transcripts, then decides to do a mock trial in his class as a dry run, to prove that he can win acquittal from a jury of his students.

Lazer is a crippled old man, bitter about losing his wife, his career as an attorney, and his ability to walk in an automobile accident 10 years earlier, which forced him against his will into the teaching profession. Although devoted to Kimble's cause, he unfairly browbeats his students.

Newsmen, getting wind of the story, suspect Kimble is nearby, and contact Stafford police. For reasons unexplained, Lieutenant Gerard is not involved, and instead Sgt. Pulaski comes. Kimble faces severe danger as Pulaski and local police search the law school. Lazer, the students, and Kimble all learn important lessons as Kimble has a narrow escape.

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15 September 1964 (USA) See more »

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